Headache is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Harrell sees frequently in our Tumwater office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.
Another frequent cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Tumwater office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Harrell has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (360) 489-0635 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.